Grant Margeman on Pirates and Gavin Hunt

Grant Margeman during SuperSport United DStv Premiership encounter against TS Galaxy

With the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season coming to an end in less than two months, SuperSport United midfielder Grant Margeman believes that his team should approach the Orlando Pirates match like any other match on Saturday.

Matsatsantsa have only managed to beat Pirates once in their last five matches. The last encounter between the two sides ended in a goalless draw. Speaking in an exclusive interview with ThisIsFootball.Africa Margeman says they need to treat their encounter against the Buccaneers the same as any other game in order to get a result.

“I think for us it’s just to take this game as any other game. Every game is important until the season is done and for us, we just have to keep pushing ourselves and keep grinding out the results.” he told ThisIsFootball.Africa.

“We take it as another important game, working on what’s going to help us and obviously how we can minimize their strengths because they are a great team.”

When ThisIsFootball.Africa asked the midfielder how coach Gavin Hunt has improved his game, he said: “The coach has been pushing me since I arrived. He helped me a lot on the defensive side of my game, and also gave me lots of confidence when going into games.”

The 24-year-old is aware of the quality of the offensive players at Orlando Pirates, but he hopes they can edge their strengths. In the last two matches, the Buccaneers managed to score six goals.

“Their attacking players have been good, but for us it is just to see how we can limit their strengths. It won’t be easy but I’m sure we are up for it,” he added.

SuperSport United have only tasted defeat once this year in the league, after being beaten by their Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns back in January. The attacking midfielder hopes his team finishes in CAF spot position at the end of the current season.

“The club is looking forward to finishing in one of the CAF places. For us is to make sure that we do,  we are going to have to take it one game at a time. For now the focus is Pirates”.

Margeman has made nineteen appearances for Matsatsantsa in all competitions this season and scored two goals. The former Swallows player believes the arrival of Siphesihle Ndlovu has made their team stronger and more competitive.

“When Ndlovu arrived I was happy actually because I knew his quality and ability and I knew he is going to better our team.

“The more competition there is in the team the better, we have a good relationship going and always compliment each other on the field,” he ended. The former Ajax Cape Town captain has been playing a starring role under the leadership of Gavin Hunt at SuperSport United.

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